Back Office IT Company of the Year

2007_fe_awards_logo_148pixels.jpg  Back Office IT Company
of the Year
Fundsettle Premier
Judges were looking for innovation in this section. The FundSettle Premier ‘quality label’ offering was launched in April 2007 by Euroclear with the aim of increasing efficiency in fund transaction processing for distributors, transfer agents and promoters by encouraging further back office automation. The fight for first place was close but FundSettle’s European coverage helped it to win.
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The shortlist EMX Message System
EMX Company, the entity behind the EMX Message System, has since January this year also been a Euroclear company. Judges recognised EMX’s innovation in straight-through processing (STP) in the funds marketplace. “The innovation is in joining EMX to CrestCo for full STP,” said a judge. Fund processing should become cheaper, but judges also said they wanted to see how the project would be executed. Performa
“This is a good company with a client-centric approach,” said one judge. Performa was established in 1999 to assist investment managers meet the challenge of compliance with the Gips investment performance standards. It now has several hundred end-users. Sophis VALUE
Historically a hedge fund system that aids back office processing of OTC derivatives, by shortlisting Sophis’s VALUE product, judges acknowledge the firm’s expansion into the back offices of traditional asset managers, and geographically.

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